Chat Away

Careful …… he’s watching you.

115 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 3 desertflower
    June 11, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Good! I’m glad he’s watching me and watching out FOR me:) Thanks, President Obama. Great job!!

    • 5 0388jojothecat
      June 11, 2013 at 12:34 am

      Yes he’s watching out for us but he can watch me all night long if he wants to…… : )

    • 6 jacquelineoboomer
      June 11, 2013 at 12:55 am

      That’s right. He’s watching out FOR us, each and every day! Love and thank him for it.

    • 7 vcprezofan2
      June 11, 2013 at 8:21 am

      Well now, THAT might be incentive enough for me to start exercising again! I wish Chips had told me this sooner before I let myself get so out of shape because no one [/whisper/ important] saw me. 😦

  2. 8 muttlikeme
    June 11, 2013 at 12:21 am

    The storm knocked out our power in catonsville md

  3. 10 desertflower
    June 11, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Anyway…brought this over just in case there is anyone left around here that freezing. Some crusty old desert dwellers say what “their” idea of what’s too hot in Phoenix?


  4. June 11, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Two important articles re the NSA leaks:

    Sen. Al Franken: “I Assure You This Isn’t About Spying on the American People”

    James Clyburn: NSA Leaks Part Of Effort To “Embarrass” Obama

  5. June 11, 2013 at 12:30 am

    [you can see Parks getting fingerprinted here]
    Her arrest sparked a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system. It also led to a 1956 Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation.

  6. 21 desertflower
    June 11, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Night all. Hold down the fort…tomorrow is another day with more revelations, i’m sure

  7. 22 99ts
    June 11, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Oh I laughed at that picture – Ms Chips you need to add another one where PBO has that wide chuckle on his face – I can picture it but no idea where to find it. I am laughing like my grandbabe & she thinks the world as she currently knows it is one big giggle.

  8. 30 jacquelineoboomer
    June 11, 2013 at 1:20 am

    President Obama, if you are still watching me, I’m sorry but I’m going offline now. I’m sure you know (b/c you are no doubt watching them, too) there are plenty of others awake who will keep ya company!

    Thanks for all you do for the American people, and the world, each day, even on your daughter’s birthday! I mean that. Oh, and, today is my grandson’s birthday, so we’ll think of you when we are eating CAKE later. And maybe a little PIE.

    Goodnight to you and TOD.

  9. 33 Jovie
    June 11, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Glen Greenwald likes attention! Here we go again

  10. 36 Jeff
    June 11, 2013 at 1:26 am

    guess PBO is having feds to comply to the plan B decision from the judge in New York.

  11. 37 Jovie
    June 11, 2013 at 1:31 am

    The worst person that the Kid Snowden could give info to was Greenwald. He hates this President and is persistent.
    He also hates the federal goverenment. I can’t stand Libertarians, bunch of trouble makers and basically unamerican!

  12. 38 Pat Okerlund
    June 11, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

    The Obama Diary wrote:

    > a:hover { color: red; } a { text-decoration: none; color: #0088cc; } a.primaryactionlink:link, a.primaryactionlink:visited { background-color: #2585B2; color: #fff; } a.primaryactionlink:hover, a.primaryactionlink:active { background-color: #11729E !important; color: #fff !important; } /* @media only screen and (max-device-width: 480px) { .post { min-width: 700px !important; } } */ WordPress.com Chipsticks posted: ” Careful …… he’s watching you.”

    • 41 susanne
      June 11, 2013 at 5:29 am

      hmmm… now that i think about it…. tigger is pooh’s sidekick. the picture is cute but maybe the message is not. or maybe i’m too bleary eyed to tell? night tod.

      • June 11, 2013 at 6:37 am

        • June 11, 2013 at 7:35 am

          what’s interesting about @weigu’s tweet is something i read the other day:

          Sunnylands: the serious side to a casual chat
          By Wang Xiangwei
          While both sides still need time to figure out their “new model” of relations, the latest meeting, to a certain degree, marks the first noticeable step towards building an informal special relationship between the two countries known as the G2, whereby Washington and Beijing can work together to tackle global problems.

          When this concept was first raised several years ago, Beijing, though pleased inwardly, was very reluctant to endorse the concept publicly as its foreign policy has long been guided by the doctrine of Deng Xiaoping of hiding one’s capabilities and biding one’s time.

          But Xi and other new Chinese leaders now realise the mainland needs to step up and play a more important role in world affairs, particularly engaging Washington more, not the least because of its military pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region.

          Diplomatic words of wisdom
          By Yang Wenchang
          Ever since former leader Deng Xiaoping made taoguang yanghui, literally “hide brightness, nourish obscurity”, China’s diplomatic guideline two decades ago, the phrase has been misinterpreted and misunderstood by the international community. Some claim that it implies China is hiding the shining edge of its sword. Others waywardly link it with expressions such as: “Even 10 years is not too late to seek revenge”.
          – – –
          The true meaning of the phrase is rooted deep in traditional Chinese culture. When prince Xiao Tong of the Southern Dynasty (AD 420-589) first used the term taoguang, he was referring to sages who would withdraw from public life. The first use of yanghui in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) was to describe self-cultivation in pursuit of accomplishment. Up to the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), either alone or together, the two terms were used to refer to low-profile behavior, featuring cool-headedness, intricate planning and hard work. The phrase can be applied to both adverse and victorious times, and embraces an inner belief for engaging in unostentatious but diligent efforts aimed at far-sighted goals. In this way it is a basic precondition for yousuo zuowei or “trying to amount to something”. It has nothing to do with revenge or aggression.

          When Deng Xiaoping first used taoguang yanghui to describe China’s strategic diplomatic thinking in the early 1990s, he was asking Chinese diplomats to be calm, to attentively observe the global changes and be prepared to seize any opportunities that might arise. He was also stressing that China should not “take the lead” or “carry the flag”. Yet Deng was not intending it as a provisional stand or a show of weakness, and he said on many occasions: “China is not afraid of anyone” and “China will not make an enemy of anyone”.

          – – –
          韬光养晦 (Tao Guang Yang Hui)
          i’ve seen NYT’s translate this as “hide ambitions and disguise claws”

      • June 11, 2013 at 6:51 am

        here’s more… [Tigger is taller and skinnier than Pooh who is a chubby kind of bear (who likes sweets)]

        Chinese good-natured jokes on President Xi Jinping escaping Weibo censors
        China’s President Xi Jinping has returned to Beijing from his shirtsleeves meeting with the US President Barack Obama on June 9. On China’s biggest online social platform Sina Weibo, discussions about the Xi-Obama Summit are still ongoing, though on a totally different level. The Chinese are quite happy dwelling on the tidbits of the reports and joking about their president with a rare degree of candor and good humor. More surprisingly, these posts are tolerated by Sina’s tight censor, much to the surprise of the Weibo users.

        • June 11, 2013 at 6:56 am

          Not certain how to interpret this one. Do they mean President Obama, who I assume they’re calling Tigger, helped the more reserved Chinese President unwind?

          • June 11, 2013 at 7:13 am

            i don’t know. one is chubby+cute and one is skinny+cute. look at them walking together like pooh and tigger. let me post this and watch it disappear because of censorshi— oh wait! it’s still here! let’s post more!

            the last line of the sino-us.com post comparing President Xi waving and Pooh waving and this:

            “So the Chinese is likening their President to a beloved cartoon character. Moreover, the “brave” posts all lived to see another day under Weibo’s all-too-strict censorship. Perhaps Winnie-the-Pooh is the one the Chinese should thank for.”

            Pooh, in this case, seems to be relaxing Chinese online censorship. [and, if you’re wondering, “Tigger” does not seem to be used as code for another word]

    • June 11, 2013 at 7:56 am

      thank you! great link 😀

  13. 50 Jeff
    June 11, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Hey I’m thinking of making shepherds pie but never had any before. Is it any good?

  14. June 11, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Morning! Just a little input about Greenwald and his inane references to MLK. What he’s really referring to is Hoover’s underhanded program called Cointelpro that was used to disseminate ugly and misleading information on anyone they felt a threat to government…Black Panthers, civil rights workers and especially MLK.

    Greenwald is implying that the government will target and attempt to destroy Snowden in the same way they attempted to destroy MLK. The right-wing lunatics always lob onto Civil Rights in order to undermine the Black experience and to justify their extreme ignorance, paranoia and bigotry. Greenwald wants to racialise what is happening to Snowden without racialising the NSA program. You have to remember…he’s an attorney. ‘Nuff said.

  15. June 11, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Just heard Howard Dean say he objects to the government spying on Americans without informing them. Maybe it’s me, but it seems if you tell someone you’re “spying” on them, you rather defeat the purpose. Maybe we need to define “spying”.

    • 58 57andfemale
      June 11, 2013 at 8:58 am

      The minute you go on the grid – telephones of ANY kind, Internet, credit cards, bank accounts – you cannot assume the same level of privacy you have in your own home or own person. I am not saying that the balance shouldn’t be discussed and codified into law by the will of the people, but we have already given up some privacy for convenience.

      These same whiners used Google maps to check traffic on their way home from work.

  16. June 11, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Wake up, people!! 🙂

  17. June 11, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Why do they keep talking about an infringement on Fourth Amendment Rights? The country approves “Stop and Frisk”, “Stand Your Ground”, vaginal probes and just approved a DNA registry. My head hurts.

    • 62 99ts
      June 11, 2013 at 8:35 am

      Maybe some states – not the country with regards those items. I do realize ALEC is trying to get them into every state

  18. June 11, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Well, fine then. Nobody wants to talk to me…I’m going to eat some bacon.

  19. 68 Bill
    June 11, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Free Ochocinco.

    • June 11, 2013 at 7:09 am

      I agree! What a silly judge.

      • 70 proudmemberofglobalzero
        June 11, 2013 at 7:59 am

        My Redneck husband and I were discussing this last night. So, Ochocinco assaults his wife. She files charges, as she should. He is found guilty and is assigned community service. In front of the Judge who took the assault charge seriously, he pats his lawyers butt to congratulate him for getting yet another “entitled athlete” out of trouble. He is spending time in jail for assault. Only 30 days but it is time deserved. We both agree with the Judge.

        • June 11, 2013 at 8:08 am

          I think a pat on the backside, as a gesture of a job-well-done, is almost second nature to an athlete. She didn’t sentence him for assaulting his wife, she sentenced him for disrespecting the court.

  20. 72 Linda
    June 11, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Was catching up and noticed someone posted Knoller’s resume a few threads back……..

  21. 73 africa
    June 11, 2013 at 7:25 am

    • June 11, 2013 at 7:46 am

      Africa, thank you for this excellent link. I just read the article and all the links included . According to the PDF issued by the Air Force, the program was in use by the military years before it was adopted by the NSA. This particular PDF has a copyright date of 2007.

  22. 75 kathryn kivett
    June 11, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Ok…all this information is just cluttering my mind….for instance….if we have the capabilities of monitoring all the people in US phone calls, internet visits, and whatever else they are monitoring…….then……..how come Snowden MAY or MAY NOT still be in Hong Kong….Why the hell don’t they KNOW where he is…..don’t you have to have a passport to leave a country?…What happened to old fashioned surveillance?…….the kind that was in movies etc; 50 yrs ago…such as…..know man is in hotel, assign person to follow him…..maybe go big and assign 2 people to follow him……………………….in the meantime, things that are in real people’s lives goes on…..people are getting shot, people can’t find jobs, people are losing their jobs, children are losing schools and teachers, people are going hungry, people are afraid they are going to be deported, people can’t marry who they want to marry, people can’t afford medical procedures and are dying ……but hey, it’s in between tornados, hurricanes, and mass shootings so let’s have a spy thingy…..anything to stop PBO’s agenda.

  23. 78 Layla
    June 11, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Good morning all! GB, if you are lurking, hope you had a great sleep! To all on TOD, the President has got this! I hope he is not watching me this morning, not my best attire…

  24. 79 vcprezofan2
    June 11, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Good Morning, one and all! How many of you have rain and rain and rain and overcast skies? (Good thing I have nothing major planned for today ’cause I’m not in a rain-loving mood. )

    Wishing all of you (who need it) a sun-shiny day! 😀

    • 80 Layla
      June 11, 2013 at 7:57 am

      Good morning VC, rain and cold here in Ottawa, not very pleasant but tolerable.

      • 81 vcprezofan2
        June 11, 2013 at 8:03 am

        ‘Tolerable’ – yes, I guess my weather is too. Sometimes I love the rain – especially when the lawn needs watering 😉 – but it rained pretty much all day yesterday, so I’m feeling ‘Thank you, but enough already’.

  25. June 11, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Just a thought…wouldn’t it be funny if all the information about wiretapping and Prism were intentionally made available in order to find the leaker? I wonder because “so far” they haven’t told us anything we didn’t already know.

    • 83 Layla
      June 11, 2013 at 8:03 am

      FayPax, I soooo agree with you on this. I have made that comment on many posts. Daughter sleeping still….

    • 86 Bill
      June 11, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Bill Press and other emoprogs continue to compare Snowden to Daniel Ellsburg. Ellsburg was a significant figure in the Pentagon and exposed actual crimes. Snowden was a nobody who exposed nothing illegal.

      • 87 Layla
        June 11, 2013 at 8:11 am

        Bill, one word: ignorant!!

      • June 11, 2013 at 8:14 am

        It’s hard to listen to them. They seem to overlook the fact that the programs are legal. Even some in Congress behave as if they never gave the legislation bipartisan support, have oversight and the programs have court approval. They think we’re stupid.

      • June 11, 2013 at 8:52 am

        Sadly, I saw a quote from Ellsberg about how this was even more important than what he did and that Snowden was a hero.

      • 95 57andfemale
        June 11, 2013 at 9:03 am

        Well,so did Ellsberg in the NYT yesterday. I’d been defending him, noting how careful he had been about what was released and the gross misconduct and illegality of the government that he revealed. then for him to throw around GG-ian hypberbole like “PBO would seek a life penalty for me” was pretty effing outrageous.

  26. 96 dotster3
    June 11, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Looks like they’re trying to finish off Hillary for good—–with this latest state dept. scandal—–breathlessly reported on NBC today of a cover-up of charges of prostitution and pedophilia, in one case involving an ambassador. Followed that up with a report of GG saying more secrets will be leaked/exposed by Snowden over “the coming weeks and months”.

    • 97 Bill
      June 11, 2013 at 8:35 am

      Hillary may well decide not to run knowing what she will face from the Republicans. I want to see a woman POTUS, but the primary reason I hope she runs is that she has the best chance of defeating any GOP candidate.

      • 98 57andfemale
        June 11, 2013 at 9:06 am

        Everyone forgets that Democratic Derangement Syndrome started with the Clintons. Next to the black guy the RW hates Hillary as much as PBO.

    • 99 99ts
      June 11, 2013 at 8:40 am

      Why don’t they just say the hate the blah guy – and everyone knows the GOP has the divine right to rule. Disgusting – all of them – any of them. Actually the democrats who are not supporting the President are the ones who really really send me crazy – they probably would prefer to see a white republican in the White House – sad – so very sad.

      • 100 Layla
        June 11, 2013 at 8:46 am

        Actually they are saying they hate the blah guy, covertly. POTUS knew this coming in but as you know he dismisses all of that and graciously moves right along with his agenda, which has been supported by the American people twice now.

  27. 101 Eveingeorgia
    June 11, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Dana Milbank is twitter-sniping at PBO agan. That’s all,I WILLL say. Hope sme of you twitter geniuses will respond to him.

  28. 102 hopefruit2
    June 11, 2013 at 8:45 am

  29. 103 Ladyhawke
    June 11, 2013 at 8:46 am


    igorvolsky ‏@igorvolsky 3m


    RT @tcmassie: Sen. Rand Paul refuses to give straight answer to @CBSThisMorning question, “Is Edward Snowden a hero or traitor?”


    Retweeted by LOLGOP

  30. 104 Ladyhawke
    June 11, 2013 at 8:47 am

    John Schindler ‏@20committee 7m


    Snowden’s in China, now considering asylum in Russia. Has he thought about Iran? Turkey’s getting increasingly repressive, maybe an option.


    Retweeted by joshuafoust

  31. 108 hopefruit2
    June 11, 2013 at 8:48 am

    When Libertarian Rand Paul is hemming and hawing and can’t just say straight that you are a hero, things are baaaad….

  32. June 11, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Mooooooooorning everyone! The pearl that is UT will be your R&S host this morning while I fail to get work done that should have been done yesterday. Hope everyone’s in mighty fine form today?

  33. 113 forus50
    June 11, 2013 at 9:07 am

  34. 114 Nena20409
    June 11, 2013 at 10:29 am

    This post need a theme song too 😉

    Police: I’ll be watching You 😉

  35. June 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

    So apparently I have been blocked from commenting on The Other 98%’s facebook posts. I disagree with them often.

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